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FRI-SAT-SUN      August 6-8, 1999      SECTION THREE       vol 10, no. 147

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Events this weekend in Church History

      On Friday we commemorate the death 778 years ago of the founder of the Order of Preachers Saint Dominic whose feast is superseded Sunday for Ordinary Time. To him Our Lady gave the Holy Rosary to strengthen him and his followers against the heresies rampant in his time and which would become the ultimate weapon for all after him, especially in our day and age. For other events throughout the centuries that are memorable in Church history this weekend, click on MILLENNIUM MILESTONES AND MEMORIES

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 6:

Feast of the Transfiguration

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 7:

Historical Events in Church Annals for August 8:


"Runaway Bride" leaves all the rest standing at the altar!

     The final week of July finally found a decent movie topping the charts, rather off and running as in "Runaway Bride" which outdistanced all the others. For the Top Ten reviews for the fourth week of July prepared by the NCCB, click on MOVIES AND MORALS
  • 1.   RUNAWAY BRIDE
  • 2.   THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
  • 3.   DEEP BLUE SEA
  • 4.   THE HAUNTING
  • 5.   INSPECTOR GADGET
  • 6.   AMERICAN PIE


  • 7.   EYES WIDE SHUT
  • 8.   BIG DADDY


  • 9.   STAR WARS: EPISODE ONE - THE PHANTOM MENACE
      (20th Century Fox) -    $3.4 million last week/   $408.6 million in eleven weeks:
            Because of sci-fi swordfights and battle sequences, the U.S. Catholic Conference classification of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace is A-II - adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG -- parental guidance suggested. "The Phantom Menace" is a disappointing prequel to the "Star Wars" trilogy in which two Jedi knights (played by Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor) intent on saving the planet Naboo from Federation invaders enlist the help of a young boy who will eventually become the evil Darth Vader. By emphasizing fantastical creatures and myriad special effects, writer-director George Lucas loses much of the movie's human dimension and ends up achieving mostly visual spectacle. May 1999


  • 10.   TARZAN
      (Disney)    $3 million last week/   $158.4 million in seven weeks
            Because of intensely menacing hunting scenes, the U.S. Catholic Conference classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is G -- general audiences. "Tarzan" is Disney's animated tale about an orphaned baby boy raised by jungle gorillas who grows up before encountering his first humans, including a duplicitous hunter intent on capturing his beloved ape family and spunky Jane, who tempts Tarzan to return to civilization. The classic characters of Edgar Rice Burroughs are appealing, the animation splendid and the music tuneful but some action scenes of predatory violence are too intense for younger children.


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    August 6-8, 1999 volume 10, no. 147   DAILY CATHOLIC